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Name: DJ Astronaut City: Dallas, Texas Current venues where he’s currently spinning: Multiple places throughout the United States, not one set location. Style/genre: Open format, but mainly hip-hop, rap, top 40, urban pop. Social media handles: djastronaut on Facebook and @thedjastronaut on Instagram and Twitter. Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective…

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Hip Hop

It’s no secret that women and hip-hop music have a complex relationship. We’ve read and seen various media on this topic ad nauseam. Hip-hop is not the only genre of music in which women are marginalized, yet it is repeatedly treated as the scapegoat. Hip-hop is simply a reflection of the world in which we live. Artists portray their experiences through their…

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Founding member and one third of the classic rap group, the Sugarhill Gang, died today at 2 a.m. Born Henry Jackson, Hank had been suffering from cancer for the past year. Sugarhill Gang released the first rap hit with the 1979 classic, “Rapper’s Delight.” Best known for his line “the Grand Master with three MCs…

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Big Daddy Kane is one of the most revered artists in hip-hop, but, in a recent interview with RO, Kane explained why he feels that change is necessary and why he switched up his approach on his latest project, The Las Supper, a joint venture with the live band Get Lifted. Despite the classic hip-hop ethos of “two-turntables and a microphone,” Kane says performing and recording with a live band has completely freed him creatively.

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Break out your beer pong table. It’s time to kick back and let the games begin! In anticipation for 21 and Over, an American college comedy about a promising medical student (Jeff Chang), whose best buddies (Skylar Astin and Miles Teller) take him out for a night of overindulgence and debauchery on his 21st birthday,…

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Name: DJ Papa Ron Location: Dallas How long have you been a DJ? Five years Describe your deejaying style? My style is hip-hop, old school, [with] crazy remixes [and] traditional scratching. How is DJing profitable from a business standpoint? A disc jockey brings life to a party. Providing a quality mix of music, showmanship and…

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